Patient compliance

10 free ways to reduce risk in your medical device clinical trial

You cannot outsource quality in your medical device clinical trial Collecting low-quality data means that your trial is likely to fail. You will not be able to prove or disprove the scientific hypothesis of your medical device clinical trial. You will have wasted your time. You cannot outsource quality, you have to build it into …

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How to ensure patient adherence in decentralized clinical trials

With COVID-19, it is challenging to physically visit patients in clinical trials. Life science companies are increasingly  turning to decentralized clinical trial models. With 10X more data from patients and their connected devices, how can we assure patient adherence to the clinical protocol Are we discovering new opportunities or forgetting old lessons learned? In this …

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Using automated detection and response technology mitigate the next Corona pandemic

What happens the day after?   What happens next winter? Sure – we must find effective treatment and vaccines.  Sure – we need  to reduce or eliminate the need for on-site monitoring visits to hospitals in clinical trials.  And sure – we need to enable patient monitoring at home. But let’s not be distracted from 3 …

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Temperature excursions and APIs to reduce study monitor work

I did a lot of local excursions the past 3 days – Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Haifa.   For some reason, the conversations with 2 prospects had to do with refrigerators.   I do not know if this is Freudian or not, considering the hot weather of July in Israel. The conversations about refrigerators had to …

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Doctor-Patient Communication – the key to success and the struggle to succeed.

Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of the Patients Association London once said, “The huge rise in complaints in relation to communication and a lack of respect are of particular concern. Patients are not receiving the compassion, dignity and respect which they deserve.” As clinical trial technology guys, you would assume that we love code more than …

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Why Microsoft is evil for medical devices

Another hot day in paradise. Sunny and 34C. Not a disaster but still a PITA We just spent 2 days bug-fixing and regression-testing code that was broken by Microsoft’s June security update to Windows operating systems and Explorer 11.    Most of the customers of the FlaskData EDC, ePRO, eSource and automated detection and response …

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Obsessed with patient compliance

Obsessed with patient compliance I’m watching a series of short videos done by Techstars founder Brad Feld. Brad talks about founders needing to be obsessive. I am totally obsessed with patient compliance. The key to speed in medical device trials is eliminating non-value-added activities and automating everything else. There are a lot of smart people working …

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How to improve patient compliance in your medical device study

Here’s an idea that will make you slap your forehead. You can just stop transcribing case reports on paper. FDA eSource guidance recommends direct data entry into your EDC.  The eCRF becomes electronic source and you eliminate source document verification. You save money, systems, time and you get to go home early. Don’t let people confuse …

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Killed by code in your connected medical device

Are we more concerned with politicians with pacemakers or families with large numbers of connected medical devices? Back in 2011, I thought it would only be a question of time before we have a drive by execution of a politician with an ICD (implanted cardiac device). May 2019, with mushrooming growth in connected medical devices (and …

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